These Aren’t Your Grandma’s Bathmats

published Mar 31, 2019
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Is it just us, or does buying a bathmat feel like a Catch-22? On the one hand, you need a mat in your bathroom. What’s the alternative? Getting your floor all wet or, even worse, slipping after a relaxing bath or shower? Um, no thank you.

But while bathmats are integral to every home, you have to admit they’re not always the most stylish accessories. If we’re being totally honest, those shag or aggressively floral styles remind us a lot of something we’d find in our grandparents’ house— no offense, Nana and Poppa!

The good news is it’s possible to find a bathmat that is both practical and pretty. To help, we’re sharing some of our favorite finds below. And trust us, they’re not like what you’d see at Grandma’s house!

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Made with luxurious, long-staple Turkish cotton, this option from Parachute will bring a slice of California cool to any home.

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Art enthusiasts will love Cold Picnic’s well-appointed alternative. It’s like a piece of abstract art for your bathroom floor!

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We can’t help but smile whenever we see one of Aelfie’s colorful—and cool—wares.

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A bohemian-style bathmat, like this one from Target’s Opalhouse line, is a surefire way to warm up your space.

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Sure, a floral bathmat might have Grandma’s name written all over it; however, the funky shape of this one from Anthropologie keeps flower power feeling current.

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6. CB2 X Base Bathmat, $19.95

What’s black, white, and chic all over? This geometric bathmat from CB2. X marks the spot!

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Calling all maximalists! Jonathan Adler’s ferocious bathmat is extra in the best way possible.

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Want to add some personality to your bathroom? Pick up this cheeky mat from Urban Outfitters.

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If you hate when your bathmat slips and slides across your bathroom floor, you might want to give this bamboo style a try.

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ICYMI: You don’t always need a crazy pattern or unconventional to make your bathroom floor feel fresh. Sometimes, a fun color is all you need to pack a punch.